Well today I felt adventurous. Well I’m in to “trick” riding at the moment so let me take you back to yesterday. Yesterday Chinga and I played with one hand, then no hands and then my hands behind my head. This was done at walk, trot and canter. He was brilliant he listened to my legs the whole time. I tied his reins to the D ring on the saddle with a piece of bailing twine so they didn’t fly over his head. Then I stood up on my saddle and balanced there. This was done at a halt. He was so good, mind you with a 15.2 hand horse it was VERY high.
Then today we rode with no hands and did some jumping. He was such a good boy that I decided to play with bare back. So we walked at bare back and then I got the halter out and my lunge rope, I tied one end of the lunge rope to one side and clipped the other side on to the clippy thingo. Then I had that on him using the lunge rope as reins, I still had the bridle on him for back up. We didn’t need the bridle at all he stopped perfectly for me. We played with bare back with a halter *and bridle* at a walk and trot. He was absolutely perfect.
Pumpkin is going great I was jumping him about a meter, cantering free jumping today. Hopefully I will hop on him again on Sunday.